Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Always Wrong

Pompano Beach, FL

#894685 Apr 28, 2013
Always Right wrote:
<quoted text> and why do you keep replying to me? You must really be my fan?:-)
For Real? You're never right...Bwhahahahahahahah...
nobamaredux

Holbrook, AZ

#894686 Apr 28, 2013
Always Right wrote:
<quoted text> link to prove it? Otherwise your comment considered invalid.
If you are happy with 1% growth, so be it.
Lincoln

United States

#894687 Apr 28, 2013
nobamaredux wrote:
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The Big Lie, just like the Soviet Union.
Libertarians are like the Soviet Union.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#894688 Apr 28, 2013
Among other things since becoming pResident[failure in chief], Barack Obama has:

20,000 Airstrikes in the President's First Term Cause Death and Destruction From Iraq to Somalia.
Signed the NDAA into law - making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial.
Initiated, and personally oversees a 'Secret Kill List'.
Waged war on Libya without congressional approval.
Started a covert, drone war in Yemen.
Escalated the proxy war in Somalia.
Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan.
Maintained a presence in Iraq even after "ending" the war.
Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan.
Secretly deployed US special forces to 75 countries.

DEFINITELY MORE HERE:
http://stpeteforpeace.org/obama.html
nobamaredux

Holbrook, AZ

#894689 Apr 28, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
President Barack Obama joked Saturday about his plans for a radical second-term evolution from "strapping young Muslim Socialist" to retiree golfer.
http://news.msn.com/us/obama-jokes-about-radi...
The joke is on us....
The joke is on Obama because he sucks at golf.

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nobamaredux

Holbrook, AZ

#894690 Apr 28, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Libertarians are like the Soviet Union.
Go ask a Libertarian.

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American Lady

Danville, KY

#894691 Apr 28, 2013
Air Force Capt. Brandon Cyr died in plane crash in Afghanistan[Rest In Peace]
By Martin Weil,

Capt. Brandon L. Cyr, 28, an Air Force pilot who had hundreds of hours of combat flying experience, and listed Woodbridge as his home town, was killed Saturday in a plane crash in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.

People who knew him recalled his sense of humor, his thoughtfulness and his dedication to a challenging job.

He was assigned to an air-refueling squadron based at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, where he was a pilot instructor for the KC-135 refueling tanker. He had also qualified as an instructor for the MC-12, the aircraft involved in the fatal crash. He had been in Afghanistan for three months when the crash occurred.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/air-force...

Among other things since becoming pResident[failure in chief], Barack Obama has:

White House Enacts Rules Inhibiting Media From Covering Oil Spill (read).
Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya accused the United States of being behind the 2009 coup that ousted him (read).
US Ignores Calls for End to Gaza Siege. The Obama administration is refusing to join international calls for a complete end to the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip (read).
The Pentagon’s spy unit has begun rebuilding a controversial database that was shut down three years ago after it was found to have been used to monitor US peace activists (read).
Obama Administration Keeping Blackwater Armed and Dangerous in Afghanistan - another $120M contract awarded (read).
With Rumored Manhunt for Wikileaks Founder and Arrest of Alleged Leaker of Video Showing Iraq Killings, Obama Admin Escalates Crackdown on Whistleblowers of Classified Information (read).
With a strong push from the Obama administration, the United Nations Security Council voted to impose a fourth round of sanctions on Iran (read).
Obama Administration Might Hold Non-Afghan Detainees at Bagram Indefinitely -- Administration Should Not Re-Create Gitmo, Says ACLU (read).
Obama secretly deploys US special forces to 75 countries across world (read). The dramatic expansion in the use of special forces go far beyond the covert missions authorized by George W. Bush. Countries include Iran, Georgia, Ukraine, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Peru, Yemen, Pakistan and the Philippines.
In the days since President Obama announced a moratorium on permits for drilling new offshore oil wells, at least seven new permits for various types of drilling and five environmental waivers have been granted (read).
James Carville on Obama's response to the Gulf oil spill: He is risking everything with 'go along with BP strategy'(read).
U.S. troops executing prisoners in Afghanistan: Seymour Hersh (read).
Obama gives CIA authority to expand strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles in Pakistan (read).
Government Exempted BP from Environmental Review (read).
An amendment to increase Congressional oversight of the Federal Reserve failed following pressure from the White House (read).
Obama approves targeted assassination of an American citizen (read).
Obama signs law allowing weapons in National Parks (read).

DEFINITELY MORE HERE:
http://stpeteforpeace.org/obama.html

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Lincoln

United States

#894692 Apr 28, 2013
American Lady wrote:
Among other things since becoming pResident[failure in chief], Barack Obama has:
20,000 Airstrikes in the President's First Term Cause Death and Destruction From Iraq to Somalia.
Signed the NDAA into law - making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial.
Initiated, and personally oversees a 'Secret Kill List'.
Waged war on Libya without congressional approval.
Started a covert, drone war in Yemen.
Escalated the proxy war in Somalia.
Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan.
Maintained a presence in Iraq even after "ending" the war.
Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan.
Secretly deployed US special forces to 75 countries.
DEFINITELY MORE HERE:
http://stpeteforpeace.org/obama.html
Bush into Iraq war
Obama Out of Iraq war

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#894693 Apr 28, 2013
Always Right wrote:
<quoted text> two terms carol, are you daydreaming?
What did Obama lead or govern before leading the nation even one term?

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#894694 Apr 28, 2013
Always Right wrote:
<quoted text> bush got more support than what he deserved, he lied to you and to the american people to destroy the budget surplus clinton left him, destroying it with 2 wars and ignoring the warnings of 911, anything else carol?
You've been brainwashed by the propagandist machine.

Only you can help yourself. Start by doing some serious researching with an open mind.

Unless it's too late. In that case, I just feel sorry for you.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#894696 Apr 28, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Bush into Iraq war
Obama Out of Iraq war
Clinton would have taken down Saddam if he had been in the White House on 9/11.

No president would have taken the risk of his continuing to deceive the world.

The timeline for the withdrawal of troops in Iraq was decided upon before Bush left office.

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American Lady

Danville, KY

#894697 Apr 28, 2013
'OBAMA HATES INTERNET NEWS MEDIA'
NBC bigwig admits president's anger 'clear' at correspondents' dinner

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/obama-hates-intern...

Christian1897 google_censors 3 hours ago

Truth to a Communist like Obama
is
like sunlight is to a vampire.

They hate it because they know it can destroy them. Keep hitting them with truth and light internet media. Good job.

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nobamaredux

Holbrook, AZ

#894698 Apr 28, 2013
American Lady wrote:
Air Force Capt. Brandon Cyr died in plane crash in Afghanistan[Rest In Peace]
By Martin Weil,
Capt. Brandon L. Cyr, 28, an Air Force pilot who had hundreds of hours of combat flying experience, and listed Woodbridge as his home town, was killed Saturday in a plane crash in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.
People who knew him recalled his sense of humor, his thoughtfulness and his dedication to a challenging job.
He was assigned to an air-refueling squadron based at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, where he was a pilot instructor for the KC-135 refueling tanker. He had also qualified as an instructor for the MC-12, the aircraft involved in the fatal crash. He had been in Afghanistan for three months when the crash occurred.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/air-force...
Murdered by Obama in a hopeless cause.

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Always Right

United States

#894699 Apr 28, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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What did Obama lead or govern before leading the nation even one term?
he is leading the nation on two terms, and he was a senator who successfully found his way in to the white house, despite people in other states didn't even know who he was, that's brilliant, that's leadership.

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Always Right

El Monte, CA

#894700 Apr 28, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Only you can help yourself.
I helped myself by supporting the party that best represents me , i hope you do the same, i don't hate my opponents, i don't hate bush, but i hate the fact that people deny mistakes when they are crystal clear.

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nobamaredux

Holbrook, AZ

#894701 Apr 28, 2013
BOSTON (AP)-- In photos of her as a younger woman, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva wears a low-cut blouse and has her hair teased like a 1980s rock star. After she arrived in the U.S. from Russia in 2002, she went to beauty school and did facials at a suburban day spa.

But in recent years, people noticed a change. She began wearing a hijab and cited conspiracy theories about 9/11 being a plot against Muslims.

Now known as the angry and grieving mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tsarnaeva is drawing increased attention after federal officials say Russian authorities intercepted her phone calls, including one in which she vaguely discussed jihad with her elder son. In another, she was recorded talking to someone in southern Russia who is under FBI investigation in an unrelated case, U.S. officials said.

Tsarnaeva insists there is no mystery. She's no terrorist, just someone who found a deeper spirituality. She insists her sons - Tamerlan, who was killed in a gunfight with police, and Dzhokhar, who was wounded and captured - are innocent.

"It's all lies and hypocrisy," she told The Associated Press in Dagestan. "I'm sick and tired of all this nonsense that they make up about me and my children. People know me as a regular person, and I've never been mixed up in any criminal intentions, especially any linked to terrorism."

Amid the scrutiny, Tsarnaeva and her ex-husband, Anzor Tsarnaev, say they have put off the idea of any trip to the U.S. to reclaim their elder son's body or try to visit Dzhokhar in jail. Tsarnaev told the AP on Sunday he was too ill to travel to the U.S. Tsarnaeva faces a 2012 shoplifting charge in a Boston suburb, though it was unclear whether that was a deterrent.

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Always Right

El Monte, CA

#894703 Apr 28, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Bush into Iraq war
Obama Out of Iraq war
you've got that right.

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Since: Aug 11

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#894704 Apr 28, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Libertarians are like the Soviet Union.
modern pseudo liberals are.

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American Lady

Danville, KY

#894705 Apr 28, 2013
Always Right wrote:
<quoted text> you've got that right.
George W. Bush is smarter than you ...

One of my students asked “How involved was President Bush with what was going on?” I smiled and responded,“What you really mean is,‘Was President Bush smart enough to understand what was going on,’ right?”

The class went dead silent. Everyone knew that this was the true meaning of the question. Kudos to that student for asking the hard question and for framing it so politely. I had stripped away that decorum and exposed the raw nerve.

I looked hard at the 60 MBA students and said “President Bush is smarter than almost every one of you.”

More silence.

I could tell they were waiting for me to break the tension, laugh, and admit I was joking.

I did not. A few shifted in their seats, then I launched into a longer answer. While it was a while ago, here is an amalgam of that answer and others I have given in similar contexts.
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He was making choices not just on taxes and spending and trade and energy and climate and health care and agriculture and Social Security and Medicare, but also on education and immigration, on crime and justice issues, on environmental policy and social policy and politics. Being able to handle such substantive breadth and depth, on such huge decisions, in parallel, requires not just enormous strength of character but tremendous intellectual power. President Bush has both.

http://keithhennessey.com/2013/04/24/smarter/

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Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#894706 Apr 28, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Has nothing to do with republican or democrat bro! The powers that be have no need to label you, if you choose to label yourselves! It has to do with personal responsibility & equality. True equality, not the guise of affirmative action. This is why this country has come to a standstill. One of the cornerstones in the construction of this country remains to be treated as step children. That & people think capitalism is a heaven sent, when in fact it keeps things the way they are. The rich gets richer & the poor remains poor, because the money is continuously funneled into the top 1%. If the trickle down economic theory really works, if would've taking affect already after over 50yrs of this experiment. It's not the fact that the people making all the money didn't earn it. It's the fact that people are making money just to bank, already filthy rich turned glutinous hoarders. Meanwhile, the poor still starve literally, emotionally, mentally. This country will never reach the heights of it's true destiny bro if we continue to part ourselves through race, religion, & politics & wealth status. We should honestly focus on what truly betters the nation, money not included. Prosperity is generated through honesty! We have to stop turning blind eyes to glaring necessities & address Americas needs, not personal needs. This is what 99% of people vote for, what benefits themselves, not what benefits America because what benefits America, benefits themselves indirectly!
Stop sounding like Karl Marx, there is no workable alternative to capitalism, it's produced the most successful, wealthy society for hundreds of millions ever, even the non producers, if you have an alternative , I'd love to hear about it.

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